I LEFT MY HEART IN BERLIN

I was very surprised by how quickly I fell in love with Berlin last year. Germany, in general, has made it in to my top three travel destinations OF ALL TIME. Unlike London, another city that stole my heart immediately, Berlin didn’t have a fancy parliament building or colorful streets to showcase its charm. Belin was rough. It was honestly one of the least aesthetically pleasing cities I’ve visited.

And maybe that sounds cruel.

But the fact that Berlin was less than visually appealing had no effect on my love for the city. In fact, I love Berlin even more because of this. We are talking unconditional love here people.

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9 FEMALE TRAVEL BLOGGERS TO START FOLLOWING… LIKE, RIGHT NOW

Over the last few years, I have slowly dipped my toes into the blogging world. It’s a big, big world with so many helpful travel sites offering tips and advice to any traveler, of any background. Solo travel, couples travel, traveling with children. I’ve even read an article titled, “My Top 5 Travel with Dogs Blogs”. This means there were far more than five “Travel with Dogs Blogs” created to allow this man to choose a Top 5. I mean, there is seriously something for everyone.

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A QUICK GUIDE TO BERLIN

It is no secret that I absolutely love Berlin. I only spent a couple of days in this German city {wahhh}, so my time was limited upon arrival. Luckily, I was able to fit a lot in! Though my feet were beat by the end of the day. I suggest spending weeks, if not months, in Berlin. However if you are short on time, I am here to share with you a quick travel guide to Berlin.

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THE BEST LAID PLANS

As the sun began to set over the city I now call home, I couldn’t help but ponder the idea that this dream of mine almost didn’t happen. Although I had always hoped to return to the big apple, my plans had been set on another course all together. One just as fulfilling, but with less skyscrapers.

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THE CALM AFTER THE STORM

I survived my first east coast snow storm! I did it, I did it!

You know you are that {California} girl when you have co-workers calling your desk, from their desk, inches away, asking if they can help {in any way} prepare me for the storm ahead. I mean, is it that obvious I’ve never done this before? If only everything in life worked that way. I wouldn’t mind having a call service available to offer help in preparation for a shit storm that about to uproot your life. Literally I work with the kindest, most hilarious human beings. But alas.

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LOVE, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT

I have been dreading writing a Valentine’s Day post. I almost didn’t go through with it and made up about a million excuses {Why feel pressured by societies expectations of you? This tradition started as a creepy Pagan festival where they slaughtered animals and rubbed blood on women’s faces. The new 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack was just released, I must listen to it}. However, we all need to do things in life that challenge us. And writing this post does just that for me.

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7 TRAVEL FAILS AND HOW TO RECOVER FROM THEM LIKE A BOSS

It should come as no surprise that I have made maaaany travel fails over the course of my globetrotting. I am human after all. Most of them were embarrassingly obvious fails that could have been avoided very easily. However, some of them were 100% out of my control. It is normal for shit to hit the fan. Therefore, I am here to share 7 of my biggest travel fails and how to recover from them like a boss should they happen to you.

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UPDATES FROM BEHIND A COFFEE CUP

Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe my last month {yes, it’s already been a month!} in New York City. You can read lengthy updates here and here, or you can skip all of that and simply read about the 10 Things I Learned from Moving to New York City. And if none of that tickles your fancy, you can always just click the small little ‘x’ on the top of the screen because why bother continuing any further now?

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